Anderson Hall

Maryville College campus, Maryville, Tennessee


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Anderson Hall, built in 1870, is the oldest building on the campus of Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, named for college founder Isaac L. Anderson. Anderson Hall is a brick building designed in the Second Empire style by architect Benjamin Fahnestock. Funds for its construction were contributed by the Freedmen's Bureau, Pittsburgh businessman William Thaw, and John C. Baldwin of New York. Originally the college's only building, Anderson Hall is currently used as a classroom building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Extensive renovations were started in 2008.

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National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1975
Reference number
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
College; Educational related housing
Current functions
College; Educational related housing
Period of significance
Significant years
1869; 1870

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2015: Photo imported by pam phillips